Special Event

Winterthur House © 2016 John O. Senior

2018 Special Member Excursion

On Sunday 19 August, our Special Member Excursion will take us to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware. Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family's life here. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country's best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world.

Society member and Winterthur Historian and Director of Interpretation Jeff Groff has organized a special "behind the scenes" program for us that will include a short lecture, house tour, museum exhibit visit, and tour of the gardens. We will also be able to enjoy two recently opened special exhibitions: Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden and Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table.

This event will be held at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Winterthur, DE on Sunday 19 August 2018, starting at 2 pm.

 

Tentative schedule for the event:

1:45 pm

Arrive at Winterthur's Visitor Center at 5105 Kennett Pike (Rt. 52), Wilmington, DE 19807.

2:00 pm

Board trams for a guided garden tour of the estate, including several of the Whimsical Follies on display on the grounds.

3:00 pm

Presentation by Jeff Groff in the Rotunda on Life at Winterthur 1900–1970

3:30 pm

Tour of the stunningly furnished H. F. du Pont house (in groups of 10).

4:30 pm

Independent opportunity to visit the galleries and the Dining By Design exhibit, visit the shop, take a walk in the garden, and possibly the Reflecting Pool.

 

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